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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Nov 2, 2011 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

well i gave the whole song a listen and what a waste of time.
lots of fluff.no grit or emotion to the song.great if your into that kind of thing.imho that's not jamming.oh well at
least bands like electric moon are roaming the planet and
making great music that is raw and powerful and forging ahead
into new musical territory with just a three piece band.

live from July 2nd of 2011
Electric Moon - Lost And Found Souls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLbOqipO3uM

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 2, 2011 8:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

i appreciate that you at least gave the whole thing a listen. but keep in mind, that is one song from their very vast and varied catalogue of music that covers bluegrass, rock, calypso, country, funk, jazz, latin, reggae, and psychedelia. rollover is not intended to have any grit or emotion. most of their music is very laid back, uplifting music, with not much gritty emotion. i seek emotion in other music, but sci is capable of making excellent music, and they are very talented musicians. i know it's not for everyone, but if you are familiar enough with their musical catalogue, you cannot deny their talent.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 2, 2011 9:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

I have to agree with the majority about "Rollover". It is not the best example of the talent of SCI. For what I consider to be a much better representation you might try a little of the 7/27/07 show from the Greek(SCI was the "headliner")
http://www.archive.org/details/sci2007-07-22.sci2007-07-22.flac

and if you want to hear the real "meat and potatoes from that show...
Hot Butter Rum String Band(now known as simply Hot Butter Rum...they opened the show)...
http://www.archive.org/details/hbr2007-07-22.U873Rsc.flac16f

And then sandwiched between Rum & Cheese was Railroad Earth(they stole the show)...
http://www.archive.org/details/rre2007-07-22.AKG481-ACM-PMD671

Nershi led SCI was much better than Kang led.

And now Nershi is playing with one of the best bass players(with a couple of notable exceptions..Lesh being one) touring today, the incomparable Johnny Grubb(late of RRE).

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 3, 2011 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

"Nershi led SCI was much better than Kang led."

Couldn't agree with this statement more. Kang pushed the band in a terrible direction imo - injecting trace and techo influences into their sound which I find repetitive and of little musical value other than to 'just dance.' (Just listen to Kang's side project EOTO - unlistenable - again this is imo.). By the end of their "retirement" in 2007 i was getting pretty disillusioned with them.

I think since they've come back it seems like they've backed off of this sound a bit and moved towards more of a compromise. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised in December when I see them in Chicago.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 4, 2011 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

EOTO is the side project for Cheese drummer and percussionist Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Free form electronica-percussion trance dance jam stuff.

Particularly icky for old guys like me. Barely acceptable after a dozen Sierra Nevadas.

Pangea with Chris Berry is Kang's side effort. Much better than EOTO IMO.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 7, 2011 12:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

I stand corrected. I guess I don't know as much about these guys as GD, lol.